Are you concerned about falling foul of the pitfalls across the spectrum of modern family proceedings?

Established as a straightforward, easy-to-follow handbook of procedure, A Practical Guide to Family Proceedings: Blomfield and Brooks offers step-by-step guidance on the effective conduct of all the most common types of family law application.

Fully revised and restructured in line with the changes resulting from the creation of the Family Court, the new Sixth Edition includes:

-Coverage of the updated procedure for Presumption of Death applications
- New chapters covering jurisdiction in children proceedings, public law for the private law practitioner, vulnerable witnesses and an introduction to appeals
- Up to date with all recent amendments to the Family Procedure Rules

Widely referred to within the Family Court, Principal Registry of the Family Division, other district registries and county courts, it is an essential reference work for family law practitioners whether as an aide-memoire for the hardpressed specialist or as an introduction for the less experienced.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Divorce Petition
Chapter 2: Requirements on Issue of Petition
Chapter 3: Procedure – From Issue of Petition to Application for Decree Nisi
Chapter 4: Answer and Subsequent Pleadings
Chapter 5: Judicial Involvement Leading to Decree Nisi
Chapter 6: Decree Absolute
Chapter 7: Concluding Applications Other than by Decree or Final Order
Chapter 8: Other Matrimonial Decrees
Chapter 9: Declaratory Decrees
Chapter 10: Civil Partnership
Chapter 11: Applications for a Financial Order with Proceedings under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004
Chapter 12: Other Financial Applications
Chapter 13: Children and Financial Applications
Chapter 14: Financial Applications Governed by the Civil Procedure Rules 1998
Chapter 15: Procedures for the Enforcement of Financial and Costs Orders
Chapter 16: Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders
Chapter 17: Jurisdiction in Child Proceedings
Chapter 18: Children – Private Law Issues
Chapter 19: Enforcement of Children Act Orders
Chapter 20: Locating the Whereabouts of a Child
Chapter 21: Wardship and Child Abduction
Chapter 22: Public Law for the Private Law Practitioner
Chapter 23: Family Homes and Domestic Violence
Chapter 24: Emergency Applications
Chapter 25: Penal Notices, Undertakings and Committal Applications
Chapter 26: Court Bundles
Chapter 27: Expert Witnesses in Family Proceedings
Chapter 28: Vulnerable Witnesses in Family Proceedings
Chapter 29: Appeals
Chapter 30: The Court Record
Appendix A: Precedents and Forms
Appendix B: Blood and DNA Tests
Appendix C: Other Information
Appendix D: Rules and Supplementary Practice Directions
Appendix E: European Regulations

Product details

Published 01 Mar 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 6th
Extent 1432
ISBN 9781526501776
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 248 x 156 mm
Series Bloomsbury Family Law
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Anthology Editor

District Judge Christopher Simmonds

Christopher Simmonds has been a Family Circuit Jud…

Anthology Editor

Neil Hickman

Anthology Editor

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